Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Ode to My Sodastream
I'm a lady of simple vices. I like to chain-chew gum in my cubicle, watch DVR'd Real Housewives episodes on Sunday mornings and occasionally consume a carbonated diet beverage before bed. None of these little guilty pleasures are anything for alarm, but lately I have been feeling bad about how much waste my husband and I were producing with our flavored seltzer and rootbeer habits. We don't drink them quite often enough to buy the 2 liter bottles and buying cans or smaller bottles generates so much recycling while also adding up $ wise. This is where the sodastream entered our lives. If you don't spend an innapropriate amount of time in Bed Bath and Beyond then you don't know... the sodastream is perhaps the most amazing kitchen gadget created since the George Forman grill. For $100 and 3 clicks of a button this miraculous machine transforms tap water into seltzer. Just add a cap full of the sodastream flavored syrup and you can instantly create imitation fresca, diet coke, rootbeer or whatever soda you could think of. All this and you don't even have to plug it in!!! I am, in a word... obsessed. We went away the other weekend and I almost suggested bringing it with us. Crazy? No. What's crazy is that my husband admitted the same thought. If you are feeling green about cutting down on plastic bottles and cans, I would definitely recommend this miraculous machine.